Trump’s Fixation on Haiti, and the Abiding Fear of Black Self-Determination


‘THE ABIDING FEAR OF BLACK SELF-DETERMINATION’
… this is the fear of white Americans!! … they will be in the minority!!

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Doreen St. Félix (The New Yorker, 12 January 2018) writes on Trump’s “fixation on Haiti,” which she interprets as an “abiding fear of black self-determination.” Especially poignant is her statement that “[Frederick]Douglass observed in his 1893 speech that the American mistreatment of Haiti demonstrated how ‘our boasted civilization is far behind all other nations.’ His judgment has not yet been disproven.” [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for sharing this article.]

Eight years ago today, at 4:53 p.m., an earthquake hit Haiti, killing an estimated three hundred thousand people and displacing more than a million. An ensuing cholera crisis, for which the United Nations has admitted responsibility but has not given reparations, claimed tens of thousands more lives. When, on Thursday, in a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers about the status of the Dreamers, Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and several African nations as “shithole countries,” the timing compounded…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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